Love adding a little spice and sweetness to these delicious homemade rolls. These soft delicious rolls feature Jed’s finest pickled jalapeños which are a family favorite and made locally in Houston by a family friend. You can order online and they are great with eggs, sandwiches, steak, chicken! You name it. Always a good day when you bring a little Texas love in your cooking!
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, plus about 3 tablespoons more for baking
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 cup honey, plus more for brushing
- 1 1/2 packages active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeños (I love Jeds)
- 4-5 cups bread flour (I love Bobs Red Mill)
- Black lava salt for sprinkling, or flaky salt
Place milk and stick of butter in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer until butter is melted. Remove from the heat, add honey, and whisk in egg to combine and set aside. Dissolve yeast in warm water with 2 teaspoons of sugar and let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes). Combine milk mixture, egg, jalapeños, yeast, salt, and a cup of flour in a mixer with the dough hook and mix until smooth. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and stir until a smooth ball forms. Continue to knead dough for 5-7 minutes. Dough should cling slightly to dough hook as well as sides of the mixing bowl.
Butter a large bowl with butter. Transfer dough into bowl after forming into a large ball. Dampen a clean dish towel with water and cover bowl. Allow dough to rise for 1 1/2 -2 hours (or until approximately doubled in size).
Remove dough from the bowl and punch down the dough. Divide dough into 16 equal portions. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or alternatively, place rolls in a buttered casserole pan. Shape divided dough into oblong shapes, cover again and let rise until doubled (30 minutes to an hour).
Preheat oven to 350. Brush the rolls with melted butter. Bake for about 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and brush with additional melted butter and honey sprinkle with flaky salt. Serve warm and enjoy!
cook’s note: rolls can be frozen and stored in ziplock for several weeks.